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lanza singled the school out, which he attended as a child. federal agents say lanza fired guns at shooting ranges over the years but there's no evidence he did so recently as practice for the rampage. cbs news's marly hall has more from newtown. [ pause ] >> and we're having some issues with that story right now. we are going to try to get that back to you. in the meantime, we do want to tell you that people nationwide, they are honoring the victims of the mass shooting in connecticut. locally, dozens gathered last night for a vigil in gilroy. organizers at south valley community church say it gave people a chance to get together and share their thoughts. >> having an environment a venue like this i think helps people kind of process it and then being able to give resources that kind of help
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people continue that journey. >> the names of all the newtown victims were read and a candle was lit for each of them. another vigil is planned at 6:00 tonight at amaral park in pleasanton. well, this morning a more detailed picture is emerging of the gunman who killed more than two dozen people. acquaintances of adam lanza was smart but his mother who was also killed told friends he had a mental disability. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in our newsroom with more. reporter: a man who babysat for the family when adam was 10 said nancy lanza told him to supervise her son at all times and never turn his back on him. lanza reportedly had no close friends in school. the gunman was taking class at western connecticut state university at the same time he was in high school and was homeschooled by his mother, who told friends he had asperger's syndrome. friends of the gunman said he was bright but painfully
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awkward. >> on one side he did something unspeakable. on the other, that's not how i remember him. i remember him as a nice kid who sat near me in class and we joked and laughed. >> investigators are digging into his gun and computer use. at lanza's home they found smashed computers. investigators hope e-mails and web searches will lead them to a possible motive for friday's massacre. cate caugiran, cbs 5. a man is in jail after he outlined plans to copy the school massacre. 18-year-old sergio cabada of suisun city faces felony charges of making criminal threats. fairfield police got a tip he made the comments online supporting the connecticut gunman. investigators served a search warrant on his residence yesterday yesterday. they say they seized some items in order to prevent future acts of violence. and students returned to
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class in newtown, connecticut, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots. the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> he said won't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: the grieving continues here in newtown. there will be two more funerals today when james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year-
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old's funeral. i mean, this is a devastating event and it's heartbreaking as it is. it just keeps getting worse. >> reporter: noah pozner was described as smart, caring and rambunctious. jack pinto loved the new york giants. he was buried in the jersey his favorite player, victor cruz. >> there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs with the angels and knocking halos off their head and everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> reporter: honan funeral home in newtown will hold 11 funerals between now and christmas. marly hall for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. some california lawmakers say it's time for new state laws in hope of preventing tragedies like the one in connecticut. among them is leland yee a local, state senator. he wants to reintroduce a bullet button ban which failed last year. bullet buttons allow gun users to get around the state ban on
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detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman the chairman of cal gun does support more background checks and mental health evaluations. well, there are new signs of increased support for gun control. a cbs news poll taken after the shootings finds 57% of americans think gun laws should be strict the highest number in a decade. but 66% say at the same time when people are asked about what happened in newtown, that percentage said that tougher gun laws would have little to no effect on preventing that incident of. president obama could have
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taken action. he said he met with cabinet members to discuss what could be done from mass shootings including new gun control laws. it's possible the president could enact new gun rules through executive orders but some changes would require congressional approval. for continuing coverage and the latest on the elementary school tragedy, go to cbssf.com. this morning, the chief foreign correspondent for nbc news is safe after he and his production team were held by kidnappers for five days. the network announced this morning that richard engel and three coworkers were released unharmed in syria. nbc had kept the abduction under wraps out of concern for his safety. the identities of the kidnappers and their motives are still unknown. here we are 7 minutes after 5:00 on this tuesday morning. lawrence is on assignment today. and standing in the hardest working woman in showbiz, ladies and gentlemen, here's elizabeth with the latest. >> guess where she is going to be today! [ laughter ] >> yeah, we're in the weather center today. and so far, the biggest story
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is that the temperature is really cold outside. temperatures are on average about 10 degrees cooler than what we saw yesterday. check out the north bay readings. 38 degrees in santa rosa. 40 in concord. 42 in livermore. so yeah, as you step outside you'll really notice the difference. it's because of an area of low pressure bringing cold breezy conditions for the most part the rain that we saw yesterday having moved east. we could still see a few lingering showers mainly along the coast. the real rain returns later this week. the biggest story will be the cool temperatures and breezes. today the readings will struggle to get out of the low 50s. temperatures anywhere from four to seven degrees below by the afternoon what we saw yesterday. we'll have much more on your seven-day forecast talk more about the rain making a return to the bay area. in the meantime gianna has the latest on the traffic conditions. >> we will start with the bay
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bridge. so far, so good. you can see in our live shot here no delays as you work your way towards the pay gates. some construction along the upper deck towards san francisco wrapping up by 5:30. an accident in napa silverado trail add hardman. reports of a vehicle that hit the guardrail. chp heading out to the scene. injuries are reported. roadwork on the dumbarton bridge on the westbound side looks like that should be wrapping up within the next few minutes. cleared eastbound. no delays in the south bay. good northbound 101 through san jose, 280 guadalupe parkway no delays just yet. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. recent rains are showing just how vulnerable our roadways can be. a new sinkhole is starting to form in the east bay. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington reports. >> reporter: what maintenance crews are worried about is this
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stretch of road along marsh creek flowed clayton. this is video from the scene. they have closed that part of the road. the contra costa county public works department says the road is compromised because of rain. they say a culvert failed. it's closed between deer valley and pine lane. only local traffic gets through. they don't know when the road can reopen because they need to identify the extent of the damage. what's going to happen this morning is that more maintenance crews will come out. they will do some tests and they will see what they can do to kept that road secure. reporting live in clayton, elissa harrington, cbs 5. a candlelight vigil is planned for friday night in concord for a high school senior killed in san francisco's bayview district. 17-year-old montreal blakely was shot about 10 p.m. saturday night. he had a high grade point average and was a starting defensive back on the football team at concord high school. police say the investigation is ongoing. so far, there are no arrests.
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a pharmacy worker is being treated for a leg wound after an attempted robbery in san francisco. it happened about 6:30 last night at a pharmacy on cesar chavez street. police are looking for the two would-be robbers and a third suspect who drove the getaway car. the man convicted of killing two people at the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza is expected to be sentenced today. 49-year-old nathan burris faces the death penalty. he shot and killed his ex- girlfriend a toll plaza worker and her friend a bus driver back in 2009. the holiday shopping. >> skin had a bit too much excitement in san francisco as crews battled a small fire. smoke was coming from the roof and upper floors. the source turned out to be a flue from a restaurant. 5:11. coming up, youtube releases its list of the top videos of 2013. >> plus 6 million credit card
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customers are getting refunds. when those affected will get their money. >> and hope rises. the latest signs that a deal on the "fiscal cliff" can be reached. [ man #1 ] turn it around! turn it around! [ woman #1 ] over here! over here! woman #2 ] turn around! turn around! [ woman #1 ] i love you! i can't believe it's not butter! neither can i. turn the tub around! show us the back! [ man #1 ] turn the tub around! [ female announcer ] with zero grams of trans fat per serving, i can't believe it's not butter is a superstar! ♪
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5 this morning. 5:14. >> let's check the roads. i'm sure the cars are starting to get out there, right? >> they sure are. in fact, it's a much better story today than yesterday. yesterday we had all that wet weather and roadways were slick. but so far just a couple of accidents out there and chp is clearing them quickly. accidents south 17 at 9 blocking one lane but that should be on the right shoulder shortly. just seeing some slight delays approaching the scene. 17 north, no problems. north 101 through san jose, nice ride so far. 280 checking in problem-free and no delays right now on guadalupe parkway. elsewhere, we do have some roadwork this morning. westbound 237, 880 to 101, so far no delays there. silverado trail at hardman, car hit the guardrail. south 101 out of marin near sir francis drake we have reports
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of roadwork there. looks like traffic slow as you approach the scene. once you get to the golden gate bridge, though, not showing any delays. in fact, traffic looks good into san francisco. an easy 14-minute ride between 580 to the golden gate bridge toll plaza. and no delays right now on any surface streets inside san francisco. northbound 880 looking good. southbound, as well. we have some roadwork reported near fruitvale but again it is not really causing delays as of yet. no accidents to report on 880. now we have some brake lights through antioch. no construction just typical slowing westbound highway 4. looks like speeds dipping under about 40 miles per hour. looks a lot better though once you get into pittsburg. all the way towards the eastshore freeway, no delays to report right now. and, of course, mass transit always a good choice. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries, everything right on time. no delays to report for any of our mass transit. that's traffic. here's elizabeth. >> thank you. for the most part the rain is cleared. the biggest story today is once again the temperatures. and they are anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees cooler than time
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yesterday morning. check out santa rosa. 38 degrees, 36 now in napa, fairfield, grab a jacket if you are in redwood city, fremont, only in the mid-40s there. by the afternoon we are going to struggle to get out of the upper -- to the lower 50s, rather. out the door now in the 30s and 40s. we see a cooler start, especially inland. and then by this afternoon, once again, these temperatures are only going to see low to mid-50s in the warmest spots. we'll see a little bit of a return of sunshine and for the most part the rain is cleared. we are keeping a slight chance of rain mainly along the coast. but a lot of it has moved east. this low pressure is keeping temperatures on the chilly side. if you think this morning is cold? wait until tomorrow morning. we'll show you what's going on with this futurecast. things unsettled along the coast but then for the most part the clouds clear and then tomorrow morning, that could be one of the coldest of the entire year. in fact we already have some freeze warnings posted for out
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in the north bay frost advisories for pretty much the rest of the bay area so yeah, get ready. we are in a pretty good cold stretch right now. temperatures by this afternoon a lot of 50s. 55 in oakland. 53 in fremont. 54 in vallejo. and 52 your afternoon high in livermore. checking the forecast over the next couple of days, dry today, dry tomorrow, once again very cold. and then the rain makes a return thursday into the weekend, looks like it should clear for the start of the following workweek. much more traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. a familiar figure in the u.s. senate daniel inouye of hawaii has died. the democrat had represented hawaii in congress since hawaii became a state in 1959. he was the highest ranking asian-american politician enoughs history. he lost hit right arm in battle in world war ii and received the medal of honor. >> he was the kind of man, in
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short, that america has always been grateful to have especially in her darkest hours. men who lead by example and expect nothing. >> mr. inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. he was 88. a new offer from president obama aimed at avoiding the "fiscal cliff." he met with house speaker john boehner at the white house yesterday. the president reportedly offered to curtail future cost of living increases for recipients of social security and softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels. boehner wants an earnings threshold of a million dollars for higher rates. if no deal is reached in the next two weeks, billions in tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect. well, millions of credit card customers should soon receive refunds from american express, capital one, and discover. the three companies owe $435 million in refunds to nearly 6
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million customers as a result of a government crackdown on deceptive credit card practices. refunds range from 3 bucks to $300 and they should show up on monthly statements. >> youtube released its list of top 10 trending videos of the year. ♪ [ music ] >> gangnam style... ♪ [ music ] >> this is your favorite song, right, brian? >> singing it in the shower this morning. >> korean rap star will hit one billion views in six months became the most viewed youtube video ever. i don't care what anyone says. it's the most catching song. i know why it's so popular. >> not exactly vaughn monroe singing let it snow. >> no. but it's catchy. >> right. >> makes you want to dance? >> 20 minutes after 5:00. go ahead. it is. coming up another sf giant has re-upped for 2013. >> and it's still 20 minutes
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the rain has ended mostly for now but it's cold especially in parts of the north bay. santa rosa 38 degrees. we'll have the seven-day forecast coming right up. and just one accident to report. it's in napa on silverado trail but other than that our bay area bridges looking good. extra volume on 580 into pleasanton. traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. san jose state university named ron carragher as its new head football coach. -- ron caragher as its new head football coach. >> i'll hopefully continue coach mac's legacy and win. >> he takes over for mike mac intier who left san jose state for a huge paycheck at colorado kent bear will lead the spartans in next week's military bowl.
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an intriguing acquisition from japan by the oakland as. >> the team is asking immediately to replace steven drew who signed with boston yesterday. today oakland's top brass is expected to announce the signing of japanese shortstop nakajima. he batted over .300 and was a seven-time all-star for a foreign team. santiago cassill la- is resigned. cast play the day. tennessee titans chris johnson with a 94-yard touchdown. he did it while wearing the names of all the victims of the connecticut school shooting. the td helped the titans beat the new york jets 14-10. it was a very ugly loss for the
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jets tell you the truth. they had an option to come back and win and didn't do it. mark sanchez fumbled that ball at the last minute. >> you watched the game? >> a little bit. i like football. it's not something you expect to see in upscale palo alto. >> but a mobile home park has been a fixture in the city since the '20s. they the landlords want to build high-end apartments. more than 100 low-income families live in the mobile home park including 125 children. >> it's been very stressful for 400 people around this area. >> now several communities groups are working to ensure the process follows city guidelines protecting residents' rights and assisting those who have to move 26 minutes after 5:00 on your tuesday morning. coming up, storm-related trouble in the east bay. the sinkhole closing down a neighborhood road.
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>> and a bay area man accused of trying to copy the newtown shooting. the social media post that raised a red flag. >> two kids caught with stolen rifles. what's really disturbing is what police say they planned to do with them. [ female announcer ] dove invited women to test their body washes with paper that reacts like skin. if others can strip this paper, imagine how harsh they can be to your skin. oh my gosh. [ female announcer ] dove is different. its new breakthrough formula changes everything. new dove. this is care.
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griego. we really need to embrace each other at a time like this. >> some newtown students head back to school today as the community says its heartbreaking good-byes to the sandy hook shooting victims. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. >> police unravel clues about the shooter. >> on one side he did something unspeakable but that's not how i remember him. >> americans debate tighter gun
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control. >> the connecticut shoot something a wake-up call for all of us in america. >> you have to allow us to protect ourselves. >> why is this your problem? why is the murder rate around the country -- i'm an american! what's your question?! >> two bay area kids caught with a stolen rifle and a disturbing plan. >> police say the boys were planning to shoot a cop. there was a momentary scare tonight. a very busy mall. somebody spotted sparks on the roof and called the fire department. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." >> touchdown! >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com good morning, it's tuesday, december 18. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank is on vacation this week. the time is 31 minutes after 5:00. this morning, in newtown, connecticut, students return to class at all schools except for sandy hook elementary. >> that campus will remain a
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crime scene indefinitely after friday's mass shooting. investigators are still trying to determine why gunman adam lanza singled the school out which he attended as a child. federal agents say lanza fired guns at shooting ranges over the years, but there is no evidence he did so recently as practice for the rampage. cbs news's marley hall has more newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots and the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> he said he won't go back unless there is a police officer at every door. >> reporter: for the people of newtown the grieving continues. more funerals will be held
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today when james mattioli and jessica rekos will be laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah pozner and jack pinto were remembered. >> you shouldn't be at a 6-year- old's funeral. i mean, it's a devastating event and it's heartbreaking as it is, it just keeps getting more heartbreaking. >> reporter: noah pozner was described as smart, caring and rambunctious. jack pinto loved the new york giants. he was buried in the jersey his favorite player, giants wide receiver victor cruz. >> there were little stories about jack being in heaven tossing footballs at the angels and knocking their halos off their head and everyone got a chuckle out of that. >> reporter: honan funeral home in newtown will hold 11 funerals between now and christmas. marley hall, for cbs news, newtown, connecticut. newtown school officials have brought in grief counselors for students who need help dealing with the
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tragedy. and people across the country are paying tribute to the victims of the mass shooting in connecticut. locally, dozens of people gathered last night for a vigil in gilroy. organizers of south valley community church say it gave people a chance to get together and share thoughts. the names of all the newtown victims were read aloud and a candle was lit for each of them. more bay area vigils are planned including one this evening in pleasanton. the moore elementary school pta is organizing this event set to take place at amaral park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. people are encouraged to bring notes and pictures that will be sent to newtown. more information is coming to light about the gunman who opened fire in connecticut. friends of adam lanza and his mother say he was intelligent, but that his mother had said that he had a mental disability. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the newsroom with more details on that. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, brian. cbs news spoke with people who knew adam lanza. one person claimed his mother gave him an odd warning about
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her son. a man who babysat for the family when adam was about 10 said nancy lanza told him to supervise her son at all times and to never turn his back on him of the former classmates remember the gunman as bright but painfully awkward. lanza was taking classes at western connecticut state university at the same time he was in high school. but he was also homeschooled by his mother, who told friends he had aspergers syndrome. >> i know he was on medication and everything. she was you know -- and what she -- she homeschooled him at home because he couldn't be able to go to school sometimes so she just homeschooled him at home and that was her life. >> reporter: investigators are digging into adam lanza's gun and computer use. they hope e-mails and archived web searches will lead them to a possible motive for friday's massacre. authorities say the gunman had no criminal history and it's not yet clear whether he had had a job. cate caugiran, cbs 5. a bay area teen is under
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arrest after he posted plans to copy the newtown massacre. 18-year-old sergio cabada of suisun city faces felony charges of making criminal threats. fairfield police received a tip that cabada posted comments online in support of the connecticut gunman. detectives got a warrant to search his home and found that he had access to firearms. police say that they seized several items. a 12- and 13-year-old are under arrest in vallejo for allegedly planning to shoot a cop. officers say the pair stole a rifle and ammunition from a home. they were arrested after a short foot chase near solano community college last night. a rifle was found in a nearby bush. there is a debate over a new store in los gatos because of its intentions to sell guns. templar sports on university avenue will offhand guns, shotguns and rifles along with fishing equipment and sports goods. one of the owners is a member of the los gatos montserrano
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police department. some residents are asking the town council to enact a law to prohibit gun sales or require a conditional use permit. a prominent seller of guns nationwide dick sporting goods is pulling certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles off its shelves. the retailer says it's also removing all guns from its store closest to the site of friday's massacre. dick's says it is taking those measures out of respect for the victims and their families but it's not clear how long they will be in effect. for more on the elementary school tragedy, you can go to our website, cbssf.com. well, get ready to turn blue. the bay area in for the big chill. according to elizabeth anyway, who is in this morning for lawrence. >> do you believe me? yeah. [ laughter ] >> of course we do. >> thank you. yeah. the next couple of days are going to be pretty chilly and today's temperatures, gosh, check out napa. the temperature continues to drop. that reading now at 34 degrees. it was 56 degrees out in napa at this time yesterday morning.
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so these readings are anywhere from 10 to 20 or more degrees cooler than what we saw yesterday. grab a jacket if you are about to head outdoors. 44 in fremont. mid-40s in mountain view. it's going to be colder still by the way for tomorrow morning. we already have some freeze warnings in effect for parts of the north bay. this low pressure system a colder air mass is really settled in. breezy by this afternoon the for the most part of the rain is cleared even though we could see a few lingering showers along the coast. so breezy ee conditions are going to make it feel even colder than it is and the temperatures they are going to struggle to get out of the low 50s. so today's readings by this afternoon anywhere from 4 to 7 degrees below what we saw yesterday. a little cooler than average this time of year. that's a check of your weather. for more on your traffic conditions here's gianna. >> we are going to head to city streets in palo alto right now. first a photograph of the area. we are getting reports of flooding from palo alto police
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department. this is on sand hill between el camino real and abordem road. a vehicle took out a fire hydrant. it's reported as a dui accident. the driver was arrested sand hill between el camino real and arbordem road is shut until they deal with the flooding there. so use alternates if you can. elsewhere slight delays through the altamont pass. westbound 580 loading a bit. 17 minutes as you work your way to 680 and westbound 4 lots of brake lights but that's business as usual in antioch. >> thank you. recent rains are to blame for a sinkhole in the making. crews have closed marsh creek road between deer valley road and pine lane in clayton. a pipe under the road has failed and a potential sinkhole is starting to form. maintenance crews are on the scene this morning to guide traffic through the area. contra costa public works department will have an estimated time for re-opening
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after the extent of the damage has been evaluated. other bay area headlines this tuesday morning. a pharmacy worker is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg after an attempted robbery in san francisco. it happened about 6:30 last night at a pharmacy on cesar chavez street. police are looking for the two would-be robbers and a third suspect who drove the getaway car. and firefighters quickly doused a fire at a shopping center in san francisco. it happened shortly after 8:00 last night at the westfield mall on market street. smoke was seen coming from the roof and the upper floors. the source of the fire turned out to be a flue coming from a restaurant. one of tv's best known international reporters is safe after he and his production team were held by kidnappers for five days in syria. nbc announced this morning that chief foreign correspondent richard engel and three coworkers were released unharmed in syria where they have been covering the civil war. the network had kept the abduction under wraps out of concern for the journalist's
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safety. they are now in turkey. it's 5:40 right now. the smartphone war heats up. the big victory just handed to samsung. a 9-year-old northern california girl died suddenly of meningitis. now her father is on a mission to warn others parents. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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been found in the baltic sea swedish lost during world war ii.
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now the wreck of a soviet submarine has been found in the baltic sea. swedish military officials say the sub was found in the swedish economic zone southeast of the baltic island of oland. i didn't know the swedish economic zone was at the bottom of the sea. it was an area the german forces mined during the war t appears the sub was blown apart by a mine late in 1941. and with the year winding down time running out to make or save money on your retirement account. jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com, is here to explain. good morning, jill. >> reporter: good morning. >> all right. so you say this could be a good year to convert to a roth ira? why is that? >> well, remember that a conversion requires that you pay the tax due on your retirement as of right now instead of in the future. now, here's the advantage. the amount subject to tax would likely be taxed at a lower rate today than in the future. that's because analysts say that tax rates are probably
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going to go up for everyone in the future. so this would ensure that you pay lower tax today and your future distributions are tax- free. it doesn't work for everybody. whether or not a conversion makes sense depends on factors, maybe your age, when you need your money and whether you can pay the tax due with nonretirement funds but this is a good year to run the numbers. it may make sense for you. >> jill, what about employer- based plans? >> reporter: well, a lot of us have 401(k)s and 403b plans. we haven't maximized them. maybe if you can squeeze more money out a lot of employs let you put a little extra in before the end of the year. remember, unlike iras, the deadline for funding a 401(k) or 403b is december 31. this year, you're limited to $17,000 per person, 22-5 if you are over 50. so this is pretty good. you get to save for a future goal and reduce your current tax bill. >> yeah. there you go. >> for those already retired, a deadline looms, right? >> yes. pay attention.
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if you or maybe someone you love is over 70 and a half, remember, you have to take those required minimum distributions from your retirement accounts by december 31st. uncle sam whacks you with a stiff 50% penalty on the shortfall if you don't. does that wake you up? 50% penalty! according to fidelity investments as of two weeks ago nearly two-thirds of all ira holders aren't taken their full distributions yet. this can be a really expensive mistake to make. and for more savings and investing and tax tips, go to moneywatch.com. 12 year-end tax tips for 2012. >> thank you, jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com. a federal judge has rejected a request by cupertino- based apple that samsung be banned from selling three models of smartphones. a jury ruled in august that
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samsung illegally used apple technology in some of the phones. samsung was offered to pay apple $1 billion as a result of that patent case. but the judge said banning samsung from selling certain phones would be too broad a punishment. it's 5:46. there is the music! [ laughter ] >> very dramatic, huh? >> it is dramatic. da da da da da da! >> how about the weather, is that grammatic ? >> it's a little dramatic this morning. it's going to be more dramatic by tomorrow morning. we have freeze advisories in effect for the north bay but for right now, yeah, it's definitely chilly outside. quite a bit cooler in fact than what we saw out the door yet at the same time. we are seeing a lot of 30s and 40s, a few clouds out along the coast. and it's going to be breezy by this afternoon. we are going to see a little bit more sunshine so for the most part the rain is cleared but these temperatures are going to struggle to get out of the 50s and right now those readings are particularly cool. we are seeing more than 20 degrees in some spots in the north bay cooler at this time than we saw yesterday.
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low pressure a cool air mass along the bay area. a few lingering low clouds and we could see sprinkles along the coast by this afternoon but not by much. the real next rain system comes later on this week. so we'll time it out here with futurecast. once again, it's a little unsettled along the coast but then things clear not most part and it's actually that clearing weather that's bringing us some pretty cool temperatures no cloud cover to keep us warm by this time tomorrow morning. that's when we have those freeze warnings and the frost advisories already in effect. so you're going to want to take care for tomorrow. if you are doing any traveling at sfo today, not expecting to see any delays. we have some morning clouds partly cloudy, cool, high of about 53 degrees by san bruno and checking some travel conditions across the country, plenty of sunshine, mid-70s in houston. got a mix of rain and snow in chicago and rainy conditions in new york with temperatures in the mid-50s. we are seeing a lot of 50s here, as well. once again 55 in oakland by this afternoon.
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53 in san francisco. 52 in napa. right now it's only 34 degrees. so here's your forecast over the next couple of days. once again, we have two really cold days here. we have today and then we have tomorrow. and then look at thursday. that's when our big change comes. we have another band of rain showers heading our way thursday and it looks like it lasts all the way into the weekend, finally clearing out by monday. that is a check of your seven- day forecast. with more on your traffic conditions, we go to gianna with that. >> all right, elizabeth, thank you very much. well, for commuters who typically take sand hill road in palo alto, we have a closure to report. in fact you're looking at a picture from the palo alto police department. this is sand hill road between el camino real and arboretum. it is shut down due to an accident where a vehicle took out a fire hydrant. this is a dui accidentful the driver was arrested at the scene. no injuries reported but look at the mess it made. it's completely flooded and shut down sand hill at in the meantime, back to you. so avoid the
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el camino real. elsewhere on the road, this morning, all lanes are blocked in napa due to this accident where a vehicle hit the guardrail. silverado trail at hardman has been there for quite some time. lots of activity around the area. also, antioch seeing brake lights both directions not just westbound. westbound 4 slow and go through there. eastbound seeing some slight delays. no roadwork this morning but a few brake lights. gets better though as you work your way toward the eastshore freeway. and we have some early-morning roadwork along 101 through marin county, that's wrapped up. once you get to the golden gate bridge not showing any delays in fact traffic looks good into san francisco. that's a look at your morning drive. thank you. a 9-year-old girl in stockton has died from bacterial meningitis. the fourth grader jewell knight became sick last thursday with flu-like symptoms. her parents took her to a pediatrician who sent her home.
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her condition got worse. >> she came out of her room delirious and wasn't looking good. i knew something was wrong with her. so we took her immediately to the hospital. and then after she got to the hospital, she was running a 105, 106 temperature. >> terrible. she was life-flighted to children's hospital in oakland. within hours she was declared dead. now jewel's elementary school is making sure that nobody came in direct contact with her. the title of the world's oldest person has passed from a woman in iowa to a man in japan. dina manfredina died yesterday at a retirement center in des moines. she was 115 which means if you do the math she was born in the 19th century. now a man in japan who is 15 days younger is the oldest on the planet. he lived near kyoto and was born on, get this april 19th, 1897. >> wow. >> it always amazes me because what they have seen in their
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115 years, the changes. >> can you imagine? >> from automobile transportation to a flight to the moon. that's what i always thought about my grandmother's life. what a life-span. i mean, i grant you, we have texting now. now, that's exciting. >> there you go. >> but it's incredible. 9 machines now before the hour of 6-9 minutes now before the hour of 6:00. >> from fourth grader to 49er, the impressive prediction calling colin kaepernick had about his future. ,,,,
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louisville says they don't advocate violence. they have numerous gun safety classes. >> this is one of the reasons we opened the range is to educate children to train them in the correct way to use them. and it can be a fun sport. it doesn't have to be a dangerous sport. >> critics say this holiday promotion is sending the wrong message. the easy bake oven now is not just for girls any more. toymaker hasbro revealed a black, silver and blue prototime. the new style was shown to 13- year-old mckenna pope. she got over 40,000 signatures asking the toy to be made gender-neutral. hasbro executive invited her to hear her thoughts on the new design and she says she's happy with the outcome. and 49ers new quarterback colin kaepernick predicted his future precisely back in the fourth grade. >> take a look at his letter he wrote to himself. in it, he expected to be 6'4" tall when he grew up and play
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for the 9ers. he also said he would grow up to weigh 140 pounds. [ laughter ] >> he was off on that by about 100 pounds but, of course, the rest of it came true. pretty amazing there. kaepernick almost didn't play football professionally. he received multiple college scholarships to play baseball but only one to play football and we're glad he chose football, right? >> and the rest is history! >> absolutely. >> now, 4 minutes before 6:00 on your tuesday morning. in the next half hour, an east bay roadblocked off this morning. the fears that a small sinkhole could turn into a big one. >> and the gun debate heats up in the bay area. why a sports shop is under scrutiny in the wake of the sandy hook school shooting. >> and a store boarded up after thieves crashed into it. i'll tell you what they got away with. this holiday, share everything.
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newtown says heartbreaking goodbyes to the victims. sandy hook shooting. we are live with how some students are trying to get back to normal today. >> one east bay business burglarized this morning. how thieves got inside and why it left behind so much damage. >> and good morning on this tuesday, december 18th. i'm brian hackney. frank has the week off. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we'll start with this traffic alert in palo alto. a car plows into a hydrant and gianna, it's creating a mess but we hear the hydrant has been shut off. >> public works had a hard time finding the valve to the hydrant because of all the flooding in and around the area. this is a picture from the palo alto police department. they just shut off the water. hopefully they will get this mopped up on sand hill road at el camino real and arboretum. so that's shut down as a result because of the flooding. a vehicle hit a fire hydrant about

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